re: Poker & Do You Bet Your Draw?
Originally Posted by AcesLA07
Sometimes I like to bet my draw when out of position. Say I have Q9 from the BB and the flop comes J T x. I like to bet maybe 2x the bb to prevent a huge bet from players acting after me. Is this a smart play?
No. If you do this to me, I'm going to re-raise you and punish you for making a weak bet.
I MIGHT not re-raise a very (very) good player who made a 2xbb raise... he could be trying to trap me. I'd have to play my man there.
I would bet your draw in most games. I make a lot of continuation bets anyway, but it depends on the number of people still in the hand. Betting the flop tends to be a profitable play. You can still make your straight if you get called.
The real question is to fire a second bullet when you miss...